Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 10th @ 10PM
This year, the month of October will feature a Friday the 13th in true Halloween spirit. Of all the things going on that weekend, the Nomad is looking like one of the more promising. Tek, Metasota, and Muja Messiah will all perform, three heavy hitters in the Twin Cities hip hop scene. This show will also serve as a pre-Halloween party, so come dressed up if you’re in the mood. This one is 21+ and pre-tickets are still available for only $10 ($13 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
It’s no secret that Muja Messiah is one of the Twin Cities’ most impressive lyricists, yesterday he proved once again why he has earned such admiration. Freshly married and just ahead of his upcoming album release with Roc Marciano, Muja tears the booth to shreds with a spitfire freestyle over a medley of instrumentals. Greats have a way of making it look easy and that’s exactly what Muja Messiah does in the above video. Check it out and make sure to keep an eye out for Saran Rap, which is due out October 13th
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Sunday, April 16th @ 10PM
Looking to finish of Easter Sunday with a party? Head over to the Nomad World Pub for what should be a great night. “Easter Spunday!” will serve as the release party for Axel Foley’s new EP, Adventures in The Sauce. Red Eye Tour mates, Muja Messiah and Eli Fhima will also take the stage, while DJ Frank Castle holds down the 1s & 2s. If that wasn’t lit enough, there will also be a special episode of The Godcast recorded, I can think of a million worse ways to spend $10. This one is 21+, click the link below for more information.
Last Fall, Muja Messiah, RP Hooks, and Eli The Prophet hit Eastern Europe and the Middle East for their Red Eye World tour. An exciting time no doubt, the trio went on to put in work while dodging charges after an incident involving a drone at the Vatican. The video above gives a small glimpse into their trip, check it out above and keep an eye out for more.
A few of Minnesota’s dopest MCs will head out on tour starting tomorrow, the trio will embark throughout the Mediterranean and even make a stop in London. Muja Messiah, RP Hooks, and Eli The Profit are all known individually for their abilities behind the mic, so it’ll be interesting to see whether this tour spawns a project. With 5 dates and counting, the crew is set to kick things off in Tel Aviv tomorrow night, check back for more dates as things get moving.
The God Muja Messiah recently released a new track dubbed “Girl Scout Cookies.” Week 4 out of his 5 week release series, there aren’t many artists in the Twin Cities working as hard a Muja. The record’s instrumental has a west coast vibe that suits Muja’s laid back vocals well, the rolling bass line holds everything together as he slashes away line after line. One for the smokers, this track will definitely have your head bobbing. Check out “Girl Scout Cookies” above and keep an ear out for more from Muja Messiah.
Go95.3 has quickly filled the void for hip hop lovers in the Twin Cities, it’s early; but the new station is showing a lot of promise on all fronts. One of our favorite aspects is their interview segments that have been rolling out at a steady rate. Muja Messiah recently joined Mr. Peter Parker in the booth to talk about Minnesota hip hop and what’s needed to expand the culture. Like Muja says, the fact that we now have a hip hop station investing in our artists means the world to the scene. Check out the quick interview above and stay tuned for more.
Location: 1601 University Avenue W, Saint Paul When: Saturday, December 26th @ 8PM
Long time collaborators Muja Messiah and Maria Isa will make it official this Saturday with the album release party for LeMuria. If the event sounds as grand as their new album, the people are in for a great show. The lineup is pretty thick with performances from Why Khaliq, RP Hooks, Lady XOK + Curandero, Angie Citlali, and Mike The Martyr to name a few; Franz Diego and Bdot Croc will hold down hosting duties. Tonight’s show is 21+ and tickets can still be purchased online for only $10, if you’re looking for something to do tonight; look no further.
The last week has been good for music in Minneapolis & Saint Paul. A couple of days ago, Mike The Martyr and TIIIIIIIIIIP dropped Ghost Dose, a 14 track jaunt hosted by TIIIIIIIIIIP himself. Martyr continues to drop heat whether he’s producing or rapping, Ghost Dose has that “golden-era” mix-tape feel with new tracks mixed between freestyles over classic instrumentals. TIIIIIIIIIIP’s hosting only adds to the listening value along with a bunch of cameos from familiar favorites like Muja Messiah, Mike Mictlan, Axel Foley, Big Dylan, Finding Novyon and MORE. Mike’s laid back, but extremely witty style impresses throughout the tape, pure Southside dope. Check out Ghost Dose below and keep an eye out for more from Mike The Martyr.
The Twin Cities continue to prove why we deserve the due credit that we’re finally beginning to receive. 3 artists who are easily considered within the upper ranks of our current hip hop scene have joined forces and the results are DOPE. Featuring Mike The Martyr, Muja Messiah and Finding Novyon on the hook, the Martyr produced record connects instantly with Novyon flexing his diversity from the jump. The softly sung hook provides a perfect segue for Mike The Martyr as the beat drops. Mike is not to be slept on, he always raises the bar which is a lot to say for an artist of his caliber. Muja Messiah provides a gritty contrast painting vivid scenes of the universe through introspection, a verse that definitely deserves multiple listens. A record that not only proves how talented the Twin Cities are, it also shows how monumental collaborations can be. One of the hottest instrumentals I’ve heard out of Minneapolis in quite some time, check out “In The Stars” above and keep an eye out for more.